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Except in the feeble minds of the Drive-By media. COBOL caused Y2K, and it's not contagious.
Re: The two are nothing alike. -- robertb Post Reply Top of thread Forum

Posted by: Russ Walden

03/15/2020, 09:02:05

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Robert --

Far better than most, I knew exactly what the Y2K problem was because I used to write COBOL programs, just as I used to write programs in BASIC and FORTRAN. Actually, FORTRAN was my first language above the 0's & 1's.

Y2K was a problem of time and resources. By the time it came along, there weren't a lot of COBOL programmers left.

It was the hugely overblown media hype to which I referred. My son also perfectly understood the problem because I had taught him to program. That is why he confidently booked his flight to Mexico City on 12/31/1999, and, thanks to people like you, he actually arrived there on 01/01/2000.

Take care,

Modified by Russ Walden at Sun, Mar 15, 2020, 09:07:33

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